|By Tad Anderson||
|February 26, 2015 02:22 PM EST||
There is only one tool I have open more than Xcode, Visual Studio, Eclipse, and Android Studio, that tool is Sparx Enterprise Architect. Below is their recent announcement of Enterprise Architect 12. There is no tool on the market that compares to Sparx Enterprise Architect at such a great price. If you have never checked it out, do yourself a favor and check it out now!!
Continuing a long term commitment to the development, extension and refinement of its flagship UML based modeling tool, Enterprise Architect, Sparx Systems is proud to announce the official release of Enterprise Architect 12.
As one of the most feature rich and exciting product releases to date, Enterprise Architect 12 is the result of extensive community consultation, in house innovation and overall optimization. It includes new and unique tools that tightly integrate data models, wire-frames, information meta-models, XSD, XML, documents and code in a robust and collaborative environment. Revitalized user interface themes provide a compelling and sleek UI that is both engaging and stimulating.
Registered users can download Enterprise Architect 12 from the registered users download page.
Some release highlights:
( Use the jump list below to go directly to your area of interest )
User Interface Theming: Significant enhancements to the look and feel of Enterprise Architect
Portals Window: An all new tool to provide rapid access to common commands, searches, recent documents, user interface theming, workspace layouts and more
Navigator Bar: An all new toolbar designed to provide better control and management of your current context within the model
Database Engineering Toolset: Database Builder view added to provide a database centric view of your Data Model
GUI Wireframing: All new fully featured and comprehensive Wireframing library for modeling common devices and user interfaces
Schema Composer: A new powerful toolset to rapidly design and build XSD and similar data definitions from a model subset
Diagramming: Many improvements to the behavior, drawing and navigation of diagrams have been added. Improvements include: New Drawing Styles, Diagram Quick Keys, Shape Script enhancements and more
Redesigned Property Dialogs: The Object Properties dialog has been updated to bring the focus to the name and notes of any element
Start Page Updated: A clearer and simpler jumping off point for models and portals
Main Menu: Changes to simplify and focus access to tools
XSLT Debugging: Build, debug and execute XSL Transforms
XML Editing and Validation: Improved XML/XSD editing, navigation and validation
Document Handling: (Enterprise Architect as 'Default Program') Load supported file types by default into Enterprise Architect to provide a better editing and viewing experience
XMI Merge: Added support for merging multiple XMI 1.1 files originating from the same baseline into a model
MDG Link for Eclipse and MDG Link for Microsoft Visual Studio: Now included with Enterprise Architect Professional and above
Reporting & Document Generation: New tweaks and refinements help you build the best reports yet
BPMN: Many updates, conformance improvements and diagramming improvements
Plus added support for multiple information meta-models such as:
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